Summer Time Sharing and Court Orders

by Robin Roshkind, Esquire, West Palm Beach, Florida

There are court orders in divorce matters that spell out summer time sharing for minor children of divorce.  And there are those among us who disobey these court orders to their own detriment and that of the minor children.

When it comes to summer time sharing, the parent may deprive the “other” parent of their court ordered summer time sharing out of spite, vindictiveness, or a million other reasons.  This behavior is punishable by contempt.  But the time is lost, you say.  While that is true, here is what happens when summer time sharing by court order is disobeyed.

The wronged parent can file a motion for contempt.  If airline tickets or camp fees were paid, the court could order the wrong doer parent to reimburse the wronged parent for all those costs.  The court may also award attorneys fees as well as make up time with the children.

So all is not lost.  It is all just unfortunate, inconvenient, and costly for all involved.  Especially the children who were looking forward to being with the other parent for summer vacation.  For more information about this or other divorce topics, call one of the divorce lawyers at ROBIN Roshkind, PA at 561 835 9091 or click on the Firm’s web site at for more information.